Pirates vs. White Sox Prediction
Can the Pittsburgh Pirates continue to pick up steam and complete a road sweep of the Chicago White Sox when the two complete their series this afternoon at 2:10PM ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Wednesday, May 9, 2018
2:10PM ET – Guaranteed Rate Field
TV: ATPT (Pit); WGN (CHW)
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers, the Pirates are the favored on the road, as they are getting odds of -115 to win, while the White Sox are getting a money line of -105 to prevail. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 9 runs. The public betting currently is split 50-50 on this game. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our MLB Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Pirates on track?
The Pittsburgh Pirates have won three of their last four games to start to get themselves back on track. That includes a 10-6 win on Tuesday over the Sox. Pittsburgh is now 20-16 overall and 10-11 on the road. The Pirates are scoring 4.80 runs per game while allowing 4.43 per contest.
Trevor Williams takes the mound for the Pirates this afternoon. He is 4-2 on the season through seven starts with a 2.63 ERA and a 1.10 WHIP. He has amassed 26 strikeouts and 18 walks through 41 innings of work.
White Sox drop fourth straight
The White Sox lost their fourth straight on Tuesday and they also have dropped eight of their last nine game. They are now 9-24 on the season and 3-14 at home. Chicago is scoring only 3.91 runs per game this season while allowing 5.50 per contest.
Reynaldo Lopez will be taking the mound on Wednesday for the White Sox. He has started six games this season but is just 0-2 with a 2.43 ERA and 1.22 WHIP. Run support has not been his friend this season. Lopez has 25 strikeouts with 17 walks through 37 innings on the mound this year.
MLB Betting Trends
The Pirates have won nine of their last 11 interleague games and eight of their last 10 against AL Central opponents. They also have won six of their last eight interleague road games.
Chicago is just 7-21 in its last 28 interleague games and 6-22 in its last 28 games overall. They also have dropped six straight against NL Central opponents.
The Pirates seem to be getting themselves on track against this bad Chicago team and I don’t think that will change today. While Lopez has done some good things on the mound, he hasn’t been getting the run support and that could be the case in this game as well. I expect Williams to dominate the Chicago lineup and lead Pittsburgh to a swep.
The Pick: Pittsburgh Pirates -115